Spaldings celebrates long-term Tuffnells logistics link-up

Spaldings, the specialist distributor of replacement tools, parts, equipment and machinery to the agricultural and groundcare industry, has shipped nearly 300,000 products to customers with long-term logistics partner, Tuffnells.
Since 1956, Spaldings has been supplying farmers, estates, contractors and local authorities and has grown to become one of Europe’s leading distributors of agricultural equipment, parts and tools.
Operating out of a 50,000 square foot warehouse and serving over 30,000 agricultural and 4,000 groundcare customers in the UK and Ireland, the wholesaler regularly ships bulky items to hard to reach locations.
Known for exceptional reliability in the supply of tools, replacement parts and machinery to thousands of customers, Spaldings has been working with Tuffnells for seven years. With high delivery-on-time performance, Tuffnells helps Spaldings to deliver to over 34,000 customers quickly and in good condition.
Emma Syme at Spaldings said: “With a strong reputation for quality and innovation, we need a reliable logistics partner able to deal with big and bulky objects – but that also possesses an attention to detail for delivering items on-time.
“We have a wide variety of products, many of which are not suitable for standard transport networks – this is where Tuffnells’ expertise comes in. These include unusually shaped products of varying complexity.”
Spaldings works with Tuffnells to constantly check and improve the way it packages items, to ensure consignments are more secure both for the drivers and loaders; and so goods arrive at their destination safely and fully intact.
Emma added: “Working with Tuffnells enables us to deliver a very high service level and to maintain our position as a market leader. We have always felt that Tuffnells is a good partner for Spaldings as any time we have needed any extra support they have always gone the extra mile to assist.”
Commenting on their partnership, Karen Kirby, strategic account manager of the Central region for Tuffnells said: “Spaldings is determined to develop and source the highest-quality agricultural and ground care products, and to deliver the best service to its customers. We’re pleased we can play a big part in making that happen – delivering their large and bulky items on time and in good order.”

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.